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Tennessee tailback John Kelly will need a big game for the Vols to win at Missouri.

Tennessee football media picks: SEC Country panel doubts Tennessee, believes in Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football is still for an opportunity to play in a bowl game, but it will likely take a win at Missouri to make that happen.

The Vols are a 10-point underdog to Missouri in the game Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at Faurot Field in Columbia.

Tennessee has an uncertain situation on the offensive line with two projected starters questionable, and at quarterback, where redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano is a game-time decision due to an injured ankle.

Georgia’s game with Auburn is the big SEC showdown drawing most of the attention, and the panel of SEC Country’s Tennessee football experts have a consensus pick on that game.

Beat writers Mike Griffith and Blake Morgan, along with special contributor Dustin Dopirak and podcast host Josh Ward released their picks Friday.

Tennessee SEC Country Experts Picks

Arkansas at LSU (-18)

Dustin’s pick: LSU 24, Arkansas 12

Blake’s pick: LSU 42, Arkansas 17

Josh’s pick: LSU 37, Arkansas 17

Mike’s pick: LSU 30, Arkansas 13

Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss (-18)

Dustin’s pick: Ole Miss 35, Louisiana-Lafayette 10

Blake’s pick: Ole Miss 42, Louisiana-Lafayette 7

Josh’s pick: Ole Miss 37, Louisiana-Lafayette 27

Mike’s pick: Ole Miss 30, Louisiana-Lafayette 13

Florida at South Carolina (-7)

Dustin’s pick: South Carolina 28, Florida 17

Blake’s pick: South Carolina 35, Florida 21

Josh’s pick: South Carolina 28, Florida 17

Mike’s pick: South Carolina 27, Florida 21

Georgia (-2.5) at Auburn

Dustin’s pick: Georgia 35, Auburn 24

Blake’s pick: Georgia 34, Auburn 21

Josh’s pick: Georgia 36, Auburn 30

Mike’s pick: Georgia 28, Auburn 13

Kentucky at Vanderbilt (-2.5)

Dustin’s pick: Kentucky 28, Vanderbilt 24

Blake’s pick: Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 7

Josh’s pick: Kentucky 24, Vanderbilt 20

Mike’s pick: Vanderbilt 24, Kentucky 21

Alabama (-14) at Mississippi State 

Dustin’s pick: Alabama 42, Mississippi State 30

Blake’s pick: Alabama 24, Mississippi State 10

Josh’s pick: Alabama 41, Mississippi State 21

Mike’s pick: Alabama 30, Mississippi State 10

New Mexico at Texas A&M (-18)

Dustin’s pick: Texas A&M 42, New Mexico 21

Blake’s pick: Texas A&M 45, New Mexico 10

Josh’s pick: Texas A&M 30, New Mexico 21

Mike’s pick: Texas A&M 31, New Mexico 10

Tennessee at Missouri (-10)

Dustin’s pick: Missouri 35, Tennessee 21

“Missouri has too much firepower for this one and Tennessee doesn’t have nearly enough.”

Blake’s pick: Missouri 35, Tennessee 20

“Tennessee doesn’t have the offensive firepower to go on the road and get its first SEC win of the season.”

Josh’s pick: Missouri 35, Tennessee 21

“Tennessee is dealing with too many injuries on the offensive side of the ball to keep up with the number of points Missouri will be able to score.”

Mike’s pick: Tennessee 27, Missouri 24

“Tennessee’s secondary is better than many realize, and Missouri is last in the SEC in turnover margin.”